Hilde is Research professor and Head of Research for the group Technology and Society. She has a Doctoral degree in Humanistic Informatics (2003). Her work is mainly within the interdisciplinary field of STS (Science, technology and society). She has extensive experience as a researcher, lecturer and from knowledge communication from University of Bergen (1998-2016) and Western Norway Research Institute (Vestlandsforsking) since 2013. Her main interests in research are in ICT and gender, diversity, and inclusion in areas such as education, working life, leisure and family. Her latest research includes a variety of topics such as recruitment to IT education, women's tech careers, e-health innovation, and the public sector's use of artificial intelligence, and gender (un)traditional educational choices. She is the leader of the research group Gender, Diversity and Technology at Vestlandsforsking.
In October 2023 she published the book Reconstructions of Gender and Information Technology - Women Doing IT for Themselves (Palgrave Macmillan). Available as Open Access: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-99-5187-1
Nyhetssak om boken: https://www.vestforsk.no/nn/2023/hilde-si-nye-fagbok-om-kvinner-i-it-har-alt-vekt-stor-interesse
Earlier examples of Hilde’s research and research communication:
- > Posters from our research in Nordwit, Nordic Centre of Excellence on women in tech, on the Nordwit blog
- > Interview by NordForsk: Guidance, carrots, and whips will get more women into the IT industry (March 2022)
- > The challenge of implementing the national gender equality norm in IT organizations, Conference presentation, Nordwit Final conference, February 2022